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Sri Lanka vs India Test

Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo ,8/28/2015, 10:00 (IST)


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South Africa vs New Zealand ODI

Senwes Park, Potchefstroom ,8/23/2015, 13:30 (IST)

New Zealand beat South Africa by 8 wickets

South Africa vs New Zealand ODI

Kingsmead, Durban ,8/26/2015, 16:00 (IST)

South Africa beat New Zealand by 62 runs

Ireland vs Australia ODI

Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast ,8/27/2015, 15:15 (IST)

Australia beat Ireland by 23 runs (D/L method)

About Makar Sankranti


Makar Sankranti(Sanskrit: मकर संक्रान्ति) or Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Capricorn on its celestial path. This is significant considering the Winter Solstice marks the beginning of the gradual increase of the duration of the day. Remember actually the shortest day on the earth is December 21st, 22nd and from this point onwards day begin to increase. Hence actual Winter Solstice begin on December 21st or December 22nd when the tropical sun enters Makara rashi. Now because of the earths tilt of 23.45 degrees and sliding of equninoxes ayanamasha occurs and causing makara samkranti to slide further. 1000 years back in 1000AD makar samkranti was in Dec 31st and now January 14th and After 5000 years Makara sankranti will come in the end of february, begining of march. After 9000 years Makara sanranti will come in the june (it will be

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